Transportation and Works
Education and Early Childhood Development

August 8, 2019

Contract Awarded to Construct New School in St. Alban’s

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has awarded a contract to Brook Construction to design and construct a new school in St. Alban’s. The contract is valued at approximately $16.2 million.

The new school will be 50,900 square feet with 16 classrooms over two floors, located on Church Street in St. Alban’s, and accommodate approximately 210 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in the Bay d’Espoir region.

It will also include a library, music room, science lab, computer lab, art room, skilled trades and home economics spaces, fitness centre and full sized, 6,329 square foot gymnasium.

Design work will be completed this winter and construction will begin in the spring of 2020 and the new school is anticipated to open in September 2021.

The new school in St. Alban’s and schools in Paradise, Bay Roberts and Gander are included in The Way Forward: A Multi-Year Plan for Infrastructure Investments for 2019.

Over the next five years, the Provincial Government will invest $108.4 million on new and expanded K-12 school facilities and an additional $72.5 million for repairs and maintenance of existing school facilities.

Investments in school infrastructure delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation and deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at www.thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

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“We are pleased to have awarded the contract to design and build a new school in St. Alban’s. This school and construction on schools in Gander, Paradise and Bay Roberts is providing students in these regions with new facilities and modern features that will help them meet their best educational outcomes.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works

“We understand the value in investing in school infrastructure and we are seeing new school construction or renovations across the province. Ensuring vibrant learning environments supports the continued implementation of the Education Action Plan and the necessary resources to help our students succeed.”
Honourable Brian Warr
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

“I am extremely pleased to see the beginning of construction of this brand new school in St. Alban’s. This vital piece of infrastructure is important to the entire Bay d’Espoir area and will be a safe and modern place for our teachers to teach and our children to learn and thrive. This new school will ensure that the area continues to be a great place to raise a family.”
Elvis Loveless
MHA for Fortune Bay - Cape La Hune

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Learn more
The Way Forward: A Vision for Sustainability and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Way Forward: A Multi-Year Plan for Infrastructure Investments

Construction Starts on New Paradise Intermediate School

Provincial Government Awards Contract to Construct New Primary School in Bay Roberts

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Media contacts
Brian Scott
Transportation and Works
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brianscott@gov.nl.ca

Tina Coffey
Education and Early Childhood Development
709-729-1692, 687-9903
tcoffey@gov.nl.ca

Jeremy Reynolds
Government Members Office
709-729-3394
jeremyreynolds@gov.nl.ca

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